Follow Us

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Irish government backs £4m cloud centre

Dublin City University hosts new offering

Article comments

The Irish government has invested €5 million (£4.03 million) in the launch of an Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4).

The government-funded technology centre located at Dublin City University is designed to drive cloud computing innovation and adoption in Ireland, as well as create new jobs.

IC4 has the support of Microsoft, Fujitsu, Intel and IBM and will focus on partnering researchers with industry "in order to turn good research ideas into good jobs in the Irish economy", said the government.

Although headquartered at Dublin City University (DCU), additional research capacity will be provided at University College Cork (UCC) and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT).

Gerard Lande, senior commercialisation specialist at Enterprise Ireland, said: “Cloud Computing transcends traditional business boundaries and opens up many new opportunities in the service sector with global value chains.

“Developing capability in this area is increasingly important as cloud computing proliferates into other business domains."

In in similar news, Fujitsu Ireland and local scientists have formed a research alliance to explore the commercial opportunities that can be exploited through the semantic web.

The semantic web Big Data project is a collaborative movement led by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that promotes common formats for data on the web. By encouraging the inclusion of semantic content in web pages, the semantic web aims to convert the current web of unstructured documents into a "web of data".

Fujitsu has begun a "significant investment" in a research programme with the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) based at university NUI Galway.


More from Techworld

More relevant IT news


Jane Nemec said: Cloud impact on the corporate data centreDid you know that 90 of corporate data centre capacity goes unused Check out the IDC whitepaper about Cloud impact on the corporate data centre httpnewsrandburgcom2012

Send to a friend

Email this article to a friend or colleague:

PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the recipient know who sent the story, and in case of transmission error. Both your name and the recipient's name and address will not be used for any other purpose.

Techworld White Papers

Choose – and Choose Wisely – the Right MSP for Your SMB

End users need a technology partner that provides transparency, enables productivity, delivers...

Download Whitepaper

10 Effective Habits of Indispensable IT Departments

It’s no secret that responsibilities are growing while budgets continue to shrink. Download this...

Download Whitepaper

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

Download Whitepaper

Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

Download Whitepaper

Techworld UK - Technology - Business

Innovation, productivity, agility and profit

Watch this on demand webinar which explores IT innovation, managed print services and business agility.

Techworld Mobile Site

Access Techworld's content on the move

Get the latest news, product reviews and downloads on your mobile device with Techworld's mobile site.

Find out more...

From Wow to How : Making mobile and cloud work for you

On demand Biztech Briefing - Learn how to effectively deliver mobile work styles and cloud services together.

Watch now...

Site Map

* *